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John Mullinder

Industry veteran compiled PPEC’s early recycled content reports

Industry veteran compiled PPEC’s early recycled content reports

It was a one-paragraph obituary near the bottom of the page. H.T. "Telford" Denard had passed away. Cremation had already taken place, and no formal services would be held "as per his wishes."

This was so Telf, as we called him. A quiet, self-effacing man, he'd gone and died on us; been cremated; not even given us a chance to celebrate his life. It had been a long one. He'd made it to 94, quite an innings.

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Jaclin Ouellet

Domtar Windsor closes the loop on circular economy

Domtar Windsor closes the loop on circular economy

If you work in the pulp and paper industry, chances are you've come across the term circular economy , which has been creating a lot of hype as of late. As a matter of fact...

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Hakan Ekstrom

Log and wood chip supply has been tight for sawmills and pulpmills in Sweden in 2017 and first half of 2018 as the forest industry has been running in high gear and forest fires have restricted log flows

Log and wood chip supply has been tight for sawmills and pulpmills in Sweden in 2017 and first half of 2018 as the forest industry has been running in high gear and forest fires have restricted log flows

The forest industry in Sweden has been running at high operating rates for over a year, resulting in increased importation of wood raw-material and higher domestic prices...

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Martin Fairbank

Opening the door to innovation

Opening the door to innovation

Patents are supposed to spread knowledge by making those filing for a patent describe the innovation in detail. But patent lawyers are masters of obfuscation, and try to ...

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Hakan Ekstrom

The US and Canadian Pellet Feedstock Price Indices increased in early 2018, driven mainly by higher demand for pellets in Europe and Asia

The US and Canadian Pellet Feedstock Price Indices increased in early 2018, driven mainly by higher demand for pellets in Europe and Asia

The pellet feedstock price indices for North America, launched by WRI in 2013, have trended upward in Canada during most of 2017 and early 2018 but declined in the US dur...

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Mark Willliamson

High yield bio-products could revive idled Canadian TMP mills

High yield bio-products  could revive idled Canadian TMP mills

A large-scale pilot plant at Resolute’s Thunder Bay mill will further develop FPInnovations’ patented process to produce “2G” sugars and hydrolysis lignin (H-lignin) usin...

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Hakan Ekstrom

Market pulp producers saw higher profits in the 1Q/18 as pulp prices jump to record high levels, while production costs increased only slightly

Market pulp producers saw higher profits in the 1Q/18 as pulp prices jump to record high levels, while production costs increased only slightly

Pulp prices reached record highs in early 2018 following a 16-month period of increasing prices. Wood fiber costs, the largest cost component when manufacturing pulp, hav...

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Martin Fairbank

Poka Yoke for easier and safer work

Poka Yoke for easier and safer work

If you've had any exposure to Lean Manufacturing, you'll be familiar with the term Poka Yoke, invented by lean guru Shigeo Shingo in the 1960s. It means mistake-proofing....

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Hakan Ekstrom

Global softwood lumber prices continued their two-year climb in the 1Q/18 with the pace being higher in North America than in the Nordic countries, Russia and China

Global softwood lumber prices continued their two-year climb in the 1Q/18 with the pace being higher in North America than in the Nordic countries, Russia and China

Lumber markets – North America

After softwood lumber consumption in the US reached a ten-year high in 2017, demand fell in early 2018. Despite the reduced first quarter co...

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